Moultrie & Shelby counties receive $60,000 for COVID-19 recovery

United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois (UWDMI) announced today an investment of $60,000 to C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation for COVID-19 relief and recovery in Moultrie & Shelby counties. This investment will help vulnerable rural populations with mortgage, rent, utilities, and food, in addition to other basic immediate needs.


The funding comes from the Illinois COVID-19 Response Fund (ICRF), which was established by United Way of Illinois and the Alliance of Illinois Community Foundations in collaboration with the Office of the Governor, and is part of $6.95 million being spread out across the state’s most vulnerable populations.


United Way will invest funds in C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation programs in Moultrie & Shelby counties to assist individuals and families with COVID-19 related needs. “C.E.F.S. is a great community partner and we are pleased to invest in an organization that can assist in meeting the needs of our communities,” said Debbie Bogle, president of United Way of Decatur & Mid-Illinois.


Anyone residing in Shelby or Moultrie counties needing help with mortgage, rent, utilities, food and other basic immediate needs that has been caused by the Covid 19 pandemic should call the C.E.F.S. Shelbyville Outreach office at 217-774-4541  or C.E.F.S. Moultrie County Outreach office at 217-728-7721. 

C.E.F.S. Economic Opportunity Corporation

1805 South Banker Street     PO Box 928

Effingham IL 62401